Can I lose more money than I have in my account? Client Service Team 29 July 2021 02:23 Updated When you apply leverage to a trade, the potential exists to lose more than the monies you have deposited in your trading account. In general, the greater the leverage the higher the potential returns but the higher the potential losses may be. Related articles What’s the maximum leverage I can have? What is a Margin Call? What if my account balance falls below my margin requirement? Who is covered? Will I be warned if I have low margin?